Skip to comments.Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name
Posted on 06/18/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans.
The professional football team added that in the meantime, the ruling would have "no effect at all" on its trademark rights while the case is on appeal. The press release even put that in boldface and underlined it.
"We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Boards divided ruling will be overturned on appeal. This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board cancelled the Redskins trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board," said Redskins lawyer Bob Raskopf.
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I live in DC and have never been a big Skins fan. This however has made me a champion for them. Go skins!
This is an outrageous ruling!
They got the trademark legally. The government does not have the right to retract it.
The government should be doing what it is supposed to do: defend us against our enemies. Instead, it is inviting them to walk right in.
I don’t even watch football. The only sport that intrests me is the shooting sports.
However, I’m going to do some research after work today and find some Redskins-related items to buy that will support that team.
Take THAT, THUGerment!
So Obama direct’s his agencies like Patent and IRS to waste time and money, meanwhile the country is in an economic collapse, the world is burning, the government has become lawless, the borders are a sieve, people are dying in VA hospitals, ambassaders are being murdered.....
The Obama FAILED PRESIDENCY, IT’S OVER.
I am offended by the name democrat! someone revoke their trademark!
We need an American Indians for Redskins PAC. Some American Indians still get the point.
Hail to the Redskins.....
Bring God back into the picture... and He will help us laugh it off. (Psalm 2)
Obama is running into the good old American spirit and all his lawlessness will not ever take that away.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is not the government ... it’s a frikkin’ office with computers and archives and pencils and papers ....
Rule 12: Pick the Target, Freeze It, Personalize It and Polarize It.
- Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals
Obama is still following his anti-American communist mentor. It would be too hard to persecute the Florida State Seminoles, Alcorn State University Braves, Bacone College Warriors, Bradley University Braves, Central Michigan University Chippewas, Chowan University Braves, Mississippi College Choctaws, Ottawa University Braves, San Diego State University Aztecs, University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Peoria Chiefs, Spokane Indians, Syracuse Chiefs, Golden State Warriors, more than a thousand high school teams, and Washington Redskins all at once, so they just persecute the Redskins. It’s surprising that so many teams are named to be “derogatory”, when most people would expect team names to represent respect.
I saw some 1940’s film of the Redskins marching band performing at half time. They were all wearing their war bonnets like Sitting Bull used to wear. Very politically incorrect. I loved it. Whenever I have a chance to bet on football I always put $10 on the Redskins just to piss off the liberals.
Agreed. But the ruling has no effect on what the "Washington Redskins" choose to call themselves. The PTO ruling only allows OTHER PARTIES to call themselves "Washington Redskins" if those parties so choose.
This has to be a result from one of the many czars this administration implemented. BO wants his changes systemic..... so far, so good. Underestimates us though, hopefully to his peril.
I don’t care what the Redskins call themselves, but I am disgusted at the idea that they have to pass a political correctness censorship test to keep the name they have had for 80 years. Everything Obama does disgusts me.
Every part of this Regime is corrupt
The sleeping bear, or in this case, the low information voters are waking up. People who sat out last election are upset, they’ll vote in November.
Go Redskins!!!! Right in clown’s face.
I think its an idiot decision but Legally I can’t see that they have much to stand on. Nobody has a Constitutional right to a Trademark.
Could this backfire? I'd think the Redskins can still use the logo, it just isn't there's exclusively. What has the nation come to when wearing a Washington Redskins logo is an act of defiance?
It’s imperative we have 61 GOP senators. I think Obama knows he’ll lose the senate so he’s getting an earlier start at destroying the country.
I don’t think the elected Dems know that what Obama is doing will sweep them from Congress.
How about, based upon their recent lack of success, “The Washington Deadskins.” Or to offend the antler set: the Buckskins or Doeskins. My favorite is “the Washington Redskin Potatoes.”
Obama’s illegal release of 5 Taliban commanders from GITMO in exhange for an Anti-American deserter offends me!
The DC Halfricans?
??? what ???
anybody can sell fake Redskins jerseys
at the tailgate party ...
or something else?
So they’re going to appease the PC opponents of the Redskins by flooding the market with Redskins goods?
How long before the Indian tribe that’s been at the center of this tries to claim the “offensive” trademark for itself?
Obama punishing Snyder for donating to Republicans only. Beginning, middle, and end of story.
If you want to anticipate Zero’s next move, just ask yourself what a spoiled five year old would do.
Before the Braves moved to Atlanta, the minor-league team was called the Atlanta Crackers. I don’t think anyone found that offensive.
Who the hell cares if some minority of a minority is offended.
You have the right to be offended but, it ends when you infringe on someone else’s right.
Pound sand ....yuh baby....
To give an idea of the depth of Reids sincerity, the letter was not circulated among Senate Republicans, according to the New York Times, meaning the whole exercise is a transparent game of politics.
IT's about TIME!!!!
It's not only offensive. It's deceptive.
I find it amusing that "Democrat Party" has its own Wikipedia entry.
The other day I was thinking about what federal institutions and agencies might be worth salvaging in a revived America. I figured that the US Patent & Trademark Office and Library of Congress might be worth keeping intact. Guess I’ll have to modify that opinion.
On the contrary ... I think he is just getting started.
Just wait til the Petapuppets take on the SPURs.
After all SPURS are either instruments of pain to
horses or weapons of death in the cockfighting pit.
Make’em play by the rules!
I sense huge anger perculating in America regarding kitchen table issues that eve low information voters get, VA hospital deaths, food and energy price spirals, IRS lying, foreign uprisings, etc. I think he will continue to flout the law and engage executive order abuse.
But, well take the senate and slow down harmful legislation.
I suppose if you can interpret the "General Welfare" clause to include all kinds of Gov't giveaways, you can claim a Constitutional right to a ™
Redskins should tell them to pound sand!
This trademark is still alive. I am “offended” by this trademark. “Creepy Ass Cracka”
It’s a strange time when the US Govt. is attacking Americans but turn a blind eye towards terrorist entering our country and illegals crossing the border into our country.
I quit caring about sports in the early 80s and generally don’t care what sports types do to themselves but gov-co telling them they have to change a name just because a few (un)enlightened beings say so is over the line. I hope they fight and fight hard.
the same thing happen in 1999 under Clinton and the Redskins won on appeal
Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory